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[singing] [applause] >> let's give another hand to the lightning singers, the red women lightning singers. there are three people i want to think as we close. first, nicole, the senior adviser to the mayor for helping us put together today. give us a wave. secondly, and finally i want to thank elise of the the department of the status of women. please waive. she held -- she helped put all of today's logistics together. i want to thank all of my staff at the department. please join us for a very large group photo which we want to do really quickly.
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>> hello everyone. welcome to the bayview bistro. >> it is just time to bring the community together by deliciou
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deliciousness. i am excited to be here today because nothing brings the community together like food. having amazing food options for and by the people of this community is critical to the success, the long-term success and stability of the bayview-hunters point community. >> i am nima romney. this is a mobile cafe. we do soul food with a latin
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twist. i wanted to open a truck to son nor the soul food, my african heritage as well as mylas continuas my latindescent. >> i have been at this for 15 years. i have been cooking all my life pretty much, you know. i like cooking ribs, chicken, links. my favorite is oysters on the grill. >> i am the owner. it all started with banana pudding, the mother of them all. now what i do is take on traditional desserts and pair them with pudding so that is my ultimate goal of the business. >> our goal with the bayview
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bristow is to bring in businesses so they can really use this as a launching off point to grow as a single business. we want to use this as the opportunity to support business owners of color and those who have contributed a lot to the community and are looking for opportunities to grow their business. >> these are the things that the san francisco public utilities commission is doing. they are doing it because they feel they have a responsibility to san franciscans and to people in this community. >> i had a grandmother who lived in bayview. she never moved, never wavered. it was a house of security answer entity where we went for holidays. i was a part of bayview most of my life. i can't remember not being a part of bayview. >> i have been here for several years.
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this space used to be unoccupied. it was used as a dump. to repurpose it for something like this with the bistro to give an opportunity for the local vendors and food people to come out and showcase their work. that is a great way to give back to the community. >> this is a great example of a public-private community partnership. they have been supporting this including the san francisco public utilities commission and mayor's office of workforce department. >> working with the joint venture partners we got resources for the space, that the businesses were able to thrive because of all of the opportunities on the way to this community. >> bayview has changed. it is growing. a lot of things is different from when i was a kid.
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you have the t train. you have a lot of new business. i am looking forward to being a business owner in my neighborhood. >> i love my city. you know, i went to city college and fourth and mission in san francisco under the chefs ria, marlene and betsy. they are proud of me. i don't want to leave them out of the journey. everyone works hard. they are very supportive and passionate about what they do, and they all have one goal in mind for the bayview to survive. >> all right. it is time to eat, people.
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>> i went through a lot of struggles in my life, and i am blessed to be part of this. i am familiar with what people are going through to relate and empathy and compassion to their struggle so they can see i came out of the struggle, it gives them hope to come up and do something positive. ♪ ♪ i am a community ambassador.
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we work a lot with homeless, visitors, a lot of people in the area. >> what i like doing is posting up at hotspots to let people see visibility. they ask you questions, ask you directions, they might have a question about what services are available. checking in, you guys.
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>> wellness check. we walk by to see any individual, you know may be sitting on the sidewalk, we make sure they are okay, alive. you never know. somebody might walk by and they are laying there for hours. you never know if they are alive. we let them know we are in the area and we are here to promote safety, and if they have somebody that is, you know, hanging around that they don't want to call the police on, they don't have to call the police. they can call us. we can direct them to the services they might need. >> we do the three one one to keep the city neighborhoods clean. there are people dumping, waste on the ground and needles on the ground. it is unsafe for children and adults to commute through the streets. when we see them we take a picture dispatch to 311.
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they give us a tracking number and they come later on to pick it up. we take pride. when we come back later in the day and we see the loose trash or debris is picked up it makes you feel good about what you are doing. >> it makes you feel did about escorting kids and having them feel safe walking to the play area and back. the stuff we do as ambassadors makes us feel proud to help keep the city clean, helping the residents. >> you can see the community ambassadors. i used to be on the streets. i didn't think i could become a community ambassador. it was too far out there for me to grab, you know. doing this job makes me feel good. because i came from where a lot
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of them are, homeless and on the street, i feel like i can give them hope because i was once there. i am not afraid to tell them i used to be here. i used to be like this, you know. i have compassion for people that are on the streets like the homeless and people that are caught up with their addiction because now, i feel like i can give them hope. it reminds you every day of where i used to be and where i am at now. >> right before the game starts, if i'm still on the field, i look around, and i just take a deep breath because it is so exciting and magical, not knowing what the season holds holds is very, very exciting.
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it was fast-paced, stressful, but the good kind of stressful, high energy. there was a crowd to entertain, it was overwhelming in a good way, and i really, really enjoyed it. i continued working for the grizzlies for the 2012-2013 season, and out of happenstance, the same job opened up for the san francisco giants. i applied, not knowing if i would get it, but i would kick myself if i didn't apply. i was so nervous, i never lived anywhere outside of fridays know, andfridays -- fresno, and i got an interview. and then, i got a second interview, and i got more nervous because know the thought of leaving fresno and
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my family and friends was scary, but this opportunity was on the other side. but i had to try, and lo and behold, i got the job, and my first day was january 14, 2014. every game day was a puzzle, and i have to figure out how to put the pieces together. i have two features that are 30 seconds long or a minute and a 30 feature. it's fun to put that altogetl r together and then lay that out in a way that is entertaining for the fans. a lucky seat there and there, and then, some lucky games that include players. and then i'll talk to lucille, can you take the shirt gun to the bleachers. i just organize it from top to bottom, and it's just fun for me. something, we don't know how it's going to go, and it can be
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a huge hit, but you've got to try it. or if it fails, you just won't do it again. or you tweak it. when that all pans out, you go oh, we did that. we did that as a team. i have a great team. we all gel well together. it keeps the show going. the fans are here to see the teams, but also to be entertained, and that's our job. i have wonderful female role models that i look up to here at the giants, and they've been great mentors for me, so i aspire to be like them one day. renelle is the best. she's all about women in the workforce, she's always in our corner. [applause] >> i enjoy how progressive the giants are. we have had the longer running
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until they secure day. we've been doing lgbt night longer than most teams. i enjoy that i work for an organization who supports that and is all inclusive. that means a lot to me, and i wouldn't have it any other way. i wasn't sure i was going to get this job, but i went for it, and i got it, and my first season, we won a world series even if we hadn't have won or gone all the way, i still would have learned. i've grown more in the past four years professionally than i think i've grown in my entire adult life, so it's been eye opening and a wonderful learning
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>> ever wonder about programs the city it working think to make san francisco the best place to work and will we bring shine to the programs and the people making them happen join us inside that edition of what's next sf sprech of market street between 6th is having a cinderella movement with the office of economic workforce development is it's fairy godmother telegraph hill engaged in the program and providing the reason to pass through the corridor and better reason to stay office of economic workforce development work to support the economic vital of all of san francisco we have 3 distinctions
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workforce and neighborhood investment i work in the tenderloin that has been the focus resulting in tax chgsz and 9 arts group totally around 2 hundred thousand square feet of office space as fits great as it's moved forward it is some of the place businesses engaged for the people that have living there for a long time and people that are coming into to work in the the item you have before you companies and the affordable housing in general people want a safe and clean community they see did changed coming is excited for every. >> oewd proits provides permits progress resulting in the growth
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of mid businesses hocking beggar has doubled in size. >> when we were just getting started we were a new business people never saturday a small business owner and been in the bike industry a long needed help in finding at space and sxug the that is a oewd and others agencies were a huge helped walked us through the process we couldn't have done it without you this is sloped to be your grand boulevard if so typically a way to get one way to the other it is supposed to be a beautiful boulevard and fellowship it is started to look like that. >> we have one goal that was the night to the neighborhood while the bigger project of developments as underway and also to bring bring a sense of community back to the neighborhood. >> we wanted to use the says
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that a a gathering space for people to have experience whether watching movies or a yoga or coming to lecture. >> that sb caliber shift on the street is awarding walking down the street and seeing people sitting outside address this building has been vacate and seeing this change is inspiringing. >> we've created a space where people walk in and have fun and it is great that as changed the neighborhood. >> oewd is oak on aortas a driver for san francisco. >> we've got to 23ri7b9 market and sun setting piano and it was on the street we've seen companies we say used to have to accompanying come out and
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recruit now they're coming to us. >> today, we learned about the office of economic workforce development and it's effort to foster community and make the buyer market street corridor something that be proud of thanks to much for watching and tune in next time for >> welcome to the stage, father microcode -- father michael quinn. [applause] >> good afternoon distinguished guests, chief nicholson, chief scott, and all the wonderful people of san francisco and the people from surrounding areas who are here on this wonderful
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day to ask god's blessing and to really recognize that we have indeed received god's blessing however, we name our god since a terrible day that we remember as the earthquake. on october 17th, 1989. for those of us who were around at that time, remember there was a moment when we didn't know what to do. the bridges were closed. it seems like we were really stuck. what happened is god's spirit within us took over and what happened is communities came together. the communities came together to not only address the immediate issues, but the more far-reaching issues. example, the san francisco interfaith council was founded as a consequence. can you imagine that week all of our faith decided we should work together as a community of san francisco and work together. thank you, god. you had to ring the bell a
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little loud, but we got it. thank you for the first responders, many of whom risked their lives. thank you also for the individuals who are not first responders, but who stepped out. they let god work in them. they have been blessed since this time -- since that time with the divine intervention of our god. our god has given us civic leaders who make sure that our rooms are safe. we continue to ask for divine intervention of that god to give us leaders to provide for emergency services, to provide for the welfare and the well-being of the citizens and the guests of the city of san francisco, and we thank god for their continued vigilance to be prepared for all those occasions may god keep us all safe and may the next 30 years be safer than it was 30 years ago on this date now i have the great privilege
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of introducing maryland and breed. [applause] >> thank you, father quinn. thank you so much to everyone who is joining us here today to celebrate how far we've come over the past 30 years, and i remember that day. i was actually a freshman in high school attending galileo high school right here in this neighborhood, and it almost feels like it was yesterday. we know that 30 years ago the loma earthquake struck suddenly, and even though it only lasted for 15 seconds, its impact was tremendous. 12,000 homes damaged, millions
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of dollars in property damage all over the bay area, and sadly , 67 lives were lost before their time. we've come a long way and we know that there have been significant changes in san francisco. we all remember the embarcadero freeway. it is no longer there. pays valley and the central freeway, and we have some hayes valley folks here with us today, it is now this beautiful, vibrant open space. buildings in the civic centre that have been rehabbed to seismic standards, and of course, so many people who live in the marina. you remember the devastation that existed here which is why it was so important that this city implements soft story legislation to ensure that when the next earthquake hits our safety, we are more resilience. we are more prepared than we were, then.
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we all know that we can't prevent an earthquake from happening, but in this city, we have taken the lessons learned from what we know happened. that was a time where technology was a lot different. we didn't have many cell phones and smart phones and other communication devices. in fact, those of you who were there probably remember when it happened. i ran upside. i was on webster street between fulton and mcallister at a friend's house. i felt the ground shake. it had turned upside down. we immediately ran outside and were like, what happened, what happened? we didn't understand what was going on. we heard the bay bridge collapsed, we heard this was going on. there was so much information. we did not have access to electricity. we relied on radios and relied on communication from others. more importantly, we were safe
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because we knew that so many of our first responders from the police department, from the fire department were out there in the communities checking and making sure that our communities were safe so we are so grateful so we continue to be there for us time and time again. we want to spend out -- sent send out a special announcement -- a special shout out to the volunteers. we know when disaster strikes that our public safety officials may not be able to get everyone right away, so we are going to need to look out for one another over the years, we have really worked hard to build more resilient communities. communities where neighbors know what to do, where they look out for one another so that we are the first responders when our fellow neighbor needs us during
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these times so that we can continue to keep one another safe and provide support during what we know could be a problematic time in our city. we have come a long way and we are still standing stronger and more amazing than ever. san francisco, as we know, even with his challenges, is still one of the most beautiful cities in the world. we will continue to make sure that we make good policy decisions, good investments, and continue to work with all community members throughout san francisco to make sure we are all safe. today we remember that we have come further in the past 30 years in being a more resilience , a more seismically safe, a better city so that when the next one happens, we are prepared. i want to thank all of you for being here today to really mark this occasion. i also want to take the opportunity to suggest that you
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think about your emergency preparedness kit. you have to access the wreck of -- the recommendations on the website for things you can use and one of those kids that would last for 72 hours. i was with some kits -- kids today at rosa parks middle school and they were telling me what i needed to put in my kit. i thought wow, we are preparing the next generation and they are now going to be the ambassadors for their families and for their communities so that we can all look out for one another and to make sure that people are safe and that our city is better and stronger than ever. thank you all again so much for being here to celebrate. [applause]
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>> good afternoon, everybody. i'm catherine stefani. i'm the supervisor for district two. it is such an honor and a privilege to serve district two. thank you all for being here today. thank you mayor breed for your remarks. obviously we are here today to commemorate 30 years of the loma earthquake, witching just 15 seconds rocked our community. i can't believe it was only 15 seconds because what -- 170 -- one summer he asked me the other day how long i thought it was, i said, at least a minute. when someone told me it was just 15 seconds, it truly was the longest 15 seconds of my life. we know that it took the lives of 67 neighbors and cost caused over $5 billion in damage. it is, of course, fitting that we are here in the marina, a neighborhood which suffered some of the most extensive damage.
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the headline of the examiner, in fact, the following day red, s.f. marina devastated. in this neighborhood, gas mains and pipes burst sparking fires, causing buildings to collapse, and killing four people. i was actually a junior in college. i was in my dorm room at st. mary's college just across the bay bridge when the earthquake struck and my friends and i, you know, we heard about what to do in an earthquake and, of course, when it hits, all of a sudden all of that goes out the window. what we did is what you are not supposed to do, we started running. we ran outside to find a chaotic scene. all of the windows in our library had been blown out, people were panicking, and i was personally touched because my roommate at the time had her little brother here in san francisco who was recovering from leukemia. it was one of the hospitals here in san francisco, and we did not know whether or not the hospital was okay, whether or not he was
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okay, and of course, we were hearing things like that bay bridge collapsed, and based on how bad that earthquake felt, we pictured the entire bay bridge in the bay because it felt like that actually could have happened. and what we learned from this experience is the importance of having a plan in place and be prepared ahead of time. we know that every household should have an earthquake safety kit and a plan for what to do in the event of an earthquake. having these important conversations now will make a safer in the event of another big one. just this monday, we had a small earthquake of 4.7. a reminder we must always be prepared and a reminder we must talk about this with our children. my daughter who is 10 years old had just fallen asleep in bed next to me and was jolted awake, sending her sharp elbowed directly into my jaw and making me perhaps the only injury of the earthquake that night, but
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really, that was my daughter's first time experiencing an earthquake and it was truly scary for her. she had a lot of questions about what would happen if the earthquake had been bigger and she was so on edge that she really couldn't go back to sleep i told her, you know, we turned that nervousness into awareness. we become aware of what we can be doing and then we turn that awareness into preparedness. we are having important conversations about what to do in case of an earthquake, what our family disaster plan is, and where we keep our emergency supplies. i hope that today, on this 30 year anniversary of the loma earthquake, families across the city are having similar conversations about how to be prepared. we do not know, of course, when the next big one will strike, but we must do everything we can is a city to make sure our residents and businesses are as prepared as possible. i'm proud to have cosponsored the earthquake safety and emergency response bond that will be on the ballot in march and if passed, will provide over
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600 million in much-needed funding for capital improvements to critical infrastructure, including neighborhood fire stations, district police stations, the emergency firefighter water system, and other essential facilities and infrastructure. i'm also excited to announce today my resilient district two program which started here with the resource fares this afternoon. i will be working with neighborhood leaders and i want to thank neighborhood leaders. so many are out here. without you, we wouldn't be able to do what we do. thank you so much for how you do this. i'm looking at you gail and patricia and jim and so many other people. jason, allen, cat, the earth his only people in this neighborhood that rise to the occasion and really help us do what we need to do to be prepared. i want to thank everyone who has joined us today. i look forward to continuing our work to be prepared for the next earthquake, and i want to thank our first responders. i have so much respect for all of you. all of our police officers, all
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of our firefighters. what would we do without you? you are amazing. especially here in san francisco [applause] with that, i would like to call up san francisco battalion chief [applause] >> it is dangerous to give me an open mic. i have limited time. i am a talker. it is an honor to be here today. thirty years ago the deputy chief and myself were pro- bees, we didn't even earn that status. we were in a fire academy and at 504 we were being dismissed. and in the yard, he always had to run in the yard unless you are doing a training thing. we were all running towards that seven-story at the time and it was a brick building. i saw it go back and forth swaying and swaying. and then all of a sudden you started swaying and the captain told us to hit the ground, cover
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your head, and we didn't even know what hit us and then we realized. it was going on for a long time. it really was. i mean, it was my anniversary, my 30 year anniversary, but we had been doing this for years. no matter where we are, no matter what fatality, what country, we are there for every disaster. it was amazing. later on i went home quickly, checked on my dog who was hiding , he never did that. i made sure she was all right, went back to station seven and i said, i am a pro be, can i answer phones? >> answer phones, get on the rig i got on the rig. i didn't even have a coat, i just put on some old-timers turn out. we went to south of market. the entire south of market had their horrible collapse on the street. the entire south of market smells like natural gas and it was really an eerie feeling. then we swooped into the marina where i was dropped off and we
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have a very special guest a little later that will tell us his story, but i was dropped off after -- at the marina. basically what i did was help expand the auxiliary portable hydrant system that you see right here. when it opened the hydrant in the marina, which was a disaster area, it was several square blocks of houses leaning, garages buckling, and then the dramatic three-story building that ended up in the intersection with -- where the big rescue was. when he opened up the hydrant it just dripped out. one of our chiefs at the time invented this system. we have had the auxiliary system since 1915, but he invented the portable hydrant system. that beautiful fireboat out there was an older one and pumped from the bay into a manifold and we were able to create a hydrant system to put the fire out. basically i just moved hose and that is what i did, but hopefully he will come up at some point, but he did a
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terrific rescue while i was moving hose. he was crawling in 35 feet into a dilapidated building, barely shoulder space with a chainsaw. meanwhile, aftershocks were going on. it smelled of natural gas. he hears a woman calling, yelling for help, he is making his way cutting piece by piece trying to shore up for his own safety, getting in there. he gets close to her, and then finally, i think it was the blade that winter he had to get something, a new chainsaw, he was so scared he would leave and not come back and he promised her. that is promised that he kept in that is a promise we keep to you when we swear in. we will be there and he showed that hand raise and he got back and there, cut more away and got her out. he saved her life. he has done so many awards for that, so many accolades, but the truth of the matter is, it is a two-way street with the community and us.
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she saved his life. she taught him about better things. how to live better, how to live more sound, and a more peaceful. they became friends for the rest of her life. he will carry that in his heart. anyway. i'm just going to get a little corny for a minute. my dads not alive anymore, but he was so proud that his daughter went to that fire, because that was my first fire, and somehow i ended up in sports illustrated. [laughter] you know, this is an old because there's a marlboro ad at the back of it. [laughter] all right. i am a ham, but who knew i was going to be in sports illustrated? [cheering] okay, okay. all right. the next day we went down there and worked on the marina, my dad walks into time warner building in manhattan, because he was mre said, that's my daughter, that's
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my daughter, and they said, yeah , whatever. he said let me get my boss down. some some boss comes down and says come back in a week and they blew up a big poster of that picture. anyway, dad, we did it together. he was the one that called and told me the bay bridge collapsed we had a power failing. none of us headphones. he called on a land line. remember that? landlines. who has a land line here? excellent. that's pretty good. but on a more serious and, enough with this. i know that our whole careers we have been training and trying to improve. and i know chief nicholson, that is one of her big agendas, is improve the disaster plan. it really is the birth of the organization because it was amazing to see civilians and fire and anybody moving hose to get that system up and running because the marina was so full of natural gas and we had already had an explosion.
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it was really incredible. i love working with them in training with them and practising. we are here for you. we always will be and we love san francisco. we are going to pay tribute to the seriousness of what happens that day, but we are also celebrating an earthquake. it is just amazing what san francisco does. we come out for everything. anyway, we love you, and when we raise our hands, we really mean it. it is a two-way street. i will introduce jim at maxwell. you have a few things to say. [applause] >> good afternoon. i just wanted to really briefly thank the mayor and supervisor stefani for putting this event on. it's so important that we continue to remember that 30 years ago, this city and our neighborhood were rocked. we were in shock, but it really
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galvanized us as a community to come together. as we have heard, the organization was born out of this event and that people came together and work together side-by-side with fire to help put out the fires, and we are really pleased that we are starting our resiliency d2 efforts because it's that tenacity and the resiliency that will make us strong and be able to bounce back the next time we have to face such an event. i also want to say its important that as communities who come together and we all know each other. these events are great. we need to have more community events were you get to know your neighbors and make an effort to say hello to a friend, make an effort to get to know your local merchants as well. the merchant corridors a need to be resilient. they are the ones that will be providing for us in the next big event, and i think everyone remembers how they didn't have power or anything else, either, but a lot of them banded together and somehow provided food, they provided water, they
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provided a place for us to gather, and we need to remember that going forward as we move forward. we have been working on a little neighborhood -- actually, it won't be in the neighborhood now , but a memorial to the earthquake. that is close to happening. that has been 15 years of grassroots effort. [applause] a number of folks have been involved in putting that together. that finally will happen down at twenty-two at station 35, which is appropriate since it is also to honor the fireboat phoenix i was instrumental in putting out the fires here. as we were putting that together , and artists were talking to neighbors, one of the things that came out of a few community meetings that i remember very specifically was, everybody's remembrance of that -- there was the earthquake,
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there was the event, and after that there was immediate silence that descended on the city, on the neighborhood, as everyone took stock of their surroundings and what was going on. he was at that point that a lot of neighbors wandered out of their homes, looked to their other neighbors they possibly hadn't even met before, and said , hey, how are you? how are you doing? as everybody okay? that connection was made. we need to keep those connections strong so we can be resilient for our next event. thank you, mayor. [applause] >> okay. our plan was to have enough speeches until we could get to the right time, but clearly we didn't have a lot of politicians speaking today. [laughter] so we will have a fireboat
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display from the san francisco fire department. there we go. look to your right, you can see it. some of us also remember that there was a world series game going on between the giants and the a's. [indiscernible] come on up, chief.
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>> good afternoon, everyone. i am the chief of the san francisco fire department. [cheers and applause] thank you very much. when battalion chief anita proudly was speaking, she was speaking about our retired firefighter named jury shannon. many of you have probably seen him in the newspaper of late. he saved a woman named shara, here in the marina and thankfully he has showed up today and welcome. we all look up to you. [applause] >> thanks. >> do you want to say a couple of words? >> yes. i'm flattered by all of what has gone on since the earthquake and immediately after. i want to take this chance to talk about something that i beg these reporters to pass on, and they would promise me they would and it never happened. i didn't do this rescue. the fire department did this rescue and the people out there in the rescue squads, i was a mediocre fireman.
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these guys were trained way above my pay grade. and what they do on a daily basis, we are in insurance policy for the citizens of san francisco. it is no big thing when you wreck your car and the insurance company comes and takes care of it, but when the fire part -- department does it, for some reason, the bonds that we had since 1900 and sex with the citizens of san francisco, they feel about us as we feel about them. it is not just a job, and the dedication -- you realize, 264 guys, people, drove back into the city immediately after the earthquake. they weren't on duty and they weren't getting paid. what other department in san francisco can say that? these guys came in, left their families, didn't know what they were going into, would you never do when you respond to an incident. they came back into the city and they worked for 72 hours and they didn't get any accolades, they didn't get any newspaper print. they did it because of the love of the city and the love of the
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job. i was so proud when they pinned that badge on me in 1970. i wanted to honor it and do something to think that i deserved it. i still, when i see these rubber rings, i still get that same feeling in my heart. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. as you can see, the fireboat display to your right. [cheering] that is not the phoenix, that is the other one, right? that is the st. francis. named for our great city. i want to ask chief nicholson and chiefs got to join me up on the stage. supervisor stefani.
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>> are you going to ring the bell? >> yeah, we are. a few more minutes. come on up. come on up. [applause] you have three minutes. [laughter] just say a few words about the system you invented. >> it is an honor to be here today and 30 years. it's hard to believe it goes by
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so fast. i wanted to echo what you said about the fire department. and wanted to point out that what happened in 89 we understand the risk of the fire department and the support on the developments that we get. we had mayor dianne feinstein. and had a meeting with her and explained to her what the risks were and the equipment that we needed for the portable water system. mayor feinstein totally understood. it was a classic meeting. we went in, we were told we had 20 minutes, three hours later, we left her office. we had a 50 billion-dollar bond issue and a special appropriation for the water system and they were just going to work. we did that and i just want to point out to the dedication of the firemen, that is amazing. it is hard work. we developed the portable
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possible -- the portable water system and worked with the fireboat. a lot of training. 189 came, we were ready. we had a plan. i like to point out to you what happens in an earthquake like what happened in 189. we lost all the power in city -- in the city for three full days. the earthquake hit. it messed all over the city. just in the marina alone we had 127 water main breaks. we lost all water in the marina. fire breaks out and we say that when all hell breaks loose, nobody else knows what to do so they call the fire department. but an earthquake is the extreme example of that. we have to perform. and what happened, all the water is gone, and only because goodyear blimp was in town because of the world series. the fire department only knew they had a fire because of several fire alarms.
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the chief down there was a hairy he had had a drill with the portable water system one week before. he knew exactly what to do. call the fireboat and the portable water system, and they got there 40 minutes later. we had to this wind today that we had then. we would have stopped the fire. this is an example of what would happen. in that day, there was no wind. it was a good fortune for all of us. a lot of hard work. they knocked the fire down and training, having equipment available, having the mayor and everyone behind the fire department, it all came together that day. i can tell you it was a proud day for the front -- san francisco fire department and also for the people who came in and the off-duty guys and it all worked out good. for all of us that were there that day, they were proud of what happened. we did the best we could under
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the circumstances and it all worked out. here we are today. thank you very much. >> thank you. right on time. [applause]
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again, we want to thank each and everyone of you for joining us here today to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of the earthquake. we honor the men and women of the san francisco police and fire department that have put their lives on the line year after year in this city to keep us all safe. today, as a reminder of our need to do everything we can to build a more resilient city. we have a fair that is supported by district two supervisor catherine stefani where you can learn more about the organization and you can learn more about ways to build the
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organization so we can continue to look out for one another, take care of one another, and make sure that when the next one happens, we are all prepared to be safe and to be secure and to continue to have a strong, more resilient city for future generations to come. thank you all so much for joining us here today. [applause] last but not least, we have a special treat. an incredible, incredible, incredible opera singer. [applause]
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>> please silence any mobile devices that may sound up and when speaking before the commissioner, if you care to state your name for the record. i would like to tak take role at this time. (taking roll). >> we expect commissionerrer koppel to be absent today. first is consisto items for cone at 50 post street. downtown authorization proposed for continuance to october 19. 175 mission street, conditional use authorization proposed for continuance to december 5th, 2019. you have to other items propo


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